Are you active military (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard)? TradeStation is calling you for trading duty. Free trading duty that is.


This is a no catches program for active-duty service members:

  • Commission-free trading for stocks, ETFs and options
  • Waiver of all inactivity fees
  • Free real-time market data

Pretty amazing.

Veterans are also included in the new program as well. While veterans will not receive a completely free setup, they do receive heavily discounted trades,

The program also recognizes the past sacrifice of retired service members by waiving all inactivity fees and offering TradeStation’s lowest per-trade stock, ETF and option commission rate of $4.99 per trade plus $0.30 per contract to America’s military veterans.

To put this discounted rate into perspective, TradeStation’s base flat-fee rate starts at $9.99 per trade. Options $9.99 + $.70 per contract.

John Bartleman, President of TradeStation Group, Inc. comments,

TradeStation is proud to honor the sacrifice of those who defend the freedoms and liberty we as Americans often take for granted. Through this new program, active-duty and retired military personnel can take advantage of the great things TradeStation has to offer – our award-winning* trading platform, charting capabilities, educational offerings and mobile and web applications – and enjoy significant cost savings as well. This is our way of recognizing and giving back to those who proudly serve.

The new program is simply awesome. TradeStation is built for active traders as its target market, so newer investors may have a harder time getting acquainted with the platform and brand. That said, TradeStation notes they are adding additional education to support all new trading recruits.

TradeStation Introduces Commission-Free Trading for U.S. Active-Duty Military Personnel
Monday, November 7th, 2016